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Desk Guide for Operating and Managing HUD CoC Supportive Housing Programs
This Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Desk Guide is intended for homeless assistance program staff administering grants awarded through the Supportive Housing Program. It includes basic information for new grantees, specific guidance on complicated policy issues for all grantees, detailed information on the grant cycle, links to program regulations, and a calendar of important dates.
Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Law, Regulations, and Notices
This link provides access to the following resources for HUD CoC Grantees and Coalition Partners. It contains the authorizing laws, regulations, and notices for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. Click the title of the law or Notice to download the document. It includes:
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act As Amended by S.896 HEARTH Act of 2009
The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program. The HEARTH Act also codifies into law the Continuum of Care planning process, a longstanding part of HUD’s application process to assist homeless persons by providing greater coordination in responding to their needs. Date Published: May 2009.
This interim rule, published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2012, establishes the regulations for the Continuum of Care Program and focuses on regulatory implementation of the Continuum of Care Program, including the Continuum of Care planning process. The existing homeless assistance programs that comprise the Continuum of Care Program are the following: the Supportive Housing Program, the Shelter Plus Care Program, and the Moderate Rehabilitation/Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program. The final Homeless Definition is in effect for administration of the CoC Program interim rule. Date Published: July 2012.
This final rule on the definition of homelessness, published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2011, integrates the regulation for the definition of "homeless," and the corresponding recordkeeping requirements for the Shelter Plus Care Program and the Supportive Housing Program. HUD has incorporated this definition into the Continuum of Care. This final rule also establishes the regulation for the definition "developmental disability" and the definition and recordkeeping requirements for "homeless individual with a disability" for the Shelter Plus Care Program and the Supportive Housing Program. Date Published: December 2011.
Date Published: December 2015
This final rule – effective January 4, 2016- establishes the definition of “chronically homeless” that will be used in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The final rule also establishes the necessary recordkeeping requirements that correspond to the definition of “chronically homeless” for the CoC Program.
The final regulation was published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2015. CoC recipients must comply with the regulations promulgated by this rule as of January 15, 2016.
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